From a “gravel pit” to resilient farm
“I like organic production. You don’t need much, you just need to know how to manage it. Now we have a healthier way of life.”
Farming through hardship: A family farmer in Honduras discusses COVID, hurricanes and more
A family farmer in Honduras discusses COVID, hurricanes and an incredibly difficult growing season in this Q&A.
Seven seed savers in Mali (and how you can support them!)
Seed savers are key to communities’ food security and food sovereignty.
Why are local seeds important? This Honduran farmer uses them to help his community
“I don’t worry that there are no vegetables in the market because I produce what I need.”
Donors respond to emergency need in Nicaragua
In May, we turned to SeedChange supporters to raise emergency funds for Nicaragua.
This is a farm: Agroforestry feeds communities in Timor-Leste
Tomas Pinto grows an astonishing blend of different foods in a very small area.
Tasty terraces in Timor-Leste!
Terraces help prevent landslides and ensure hillside farms have moist, happy soil.
Filling the ag research gap in Canada
The world lost 75 per cent of its crop diversity in the last century. But farmers in Canada are working to reverse the trend.
Meet Maria Traoré, a farmer in Mali!
“Not only have I gained a lot of knowledge, but I’ve also become much more emancipated as a housewife.”
How to turn the desert green: Bringing soil back in Burkina Faso
Thirty-three per cent of the Earth’s soil is already degraded – and as much as 90 per cent could become degraded by 2050.
Before this farmer harvests food, she must harvest water
“Nothing would be possible on this land without the water.” Support a farmer with the gift of water this Giving Tuesday.
Growing a sustainable source of water in the Andes
The family’s small plot of land, perched 2,500 metres above sea level, was missing something crucial: water.
Who will grow our food when today’s farmers retire?
With the average farmer being 54 years old, who will grow our food, when today’s farmers retire?
Meet a Canadian seed saver: Owen Bridge, Annapolis Seeds
When he was 12 years old, Owen Bridge had an encounter that would change his life.
Rural youth are finding meaningful work close to home in Nicaragua
Youth cooperatives give young farmers the support they need to flourish. And seeds give them hope for the future.
Reversing extinction rates, one seed at a time
Caroline Chartrand saves the seeds Métis people in southern Manitoba saved for generations.
Self-sufficiency means not having to rely on large seed companies every year
Loïc Dewavrin is a grain, soy and oil seed farmer – and a seed saver on a massive scale.
Disappearing corn: Making tortillas without the main ingredient
Climate change makes growing corn in parts of Central America near impossible. So these farmers are turning to something else.
The secret life of seeds: Saving sorghum from the brink in Mali
Fanta is a mother of eight, grandmother to 13 and guardian to one very useful grain that everyone had thought lost for good.
Women coffee growers beating the odds in Honduras
“Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that farming was my thing to do. What I liked most was being in the field.”
Open sesame: Women are seeding change in Honduras with this tiny seed
Women farmers in Honduras just launched a new microenterprise specializing in all things sesame!
Agroecology on the front lines of shifting agriculture
Here’s how agroecology has been part of the shift to diversified food systems in countries where SeedChange works.
Breeding seeds for the climate crisis
Did you know Canada does not produce enough vegetable seed to meet farmers’ needs?
Farming toward equity: Transforming gender roles in Guatemala
Herlinda is transforming her community’s understanding of gender roles.
Jeidy always dreamed of running her own farm
In Honduras, it’s usually men who own land and manage crop sales. But Jeidy always dreamed of running her own farm.
Re-going organic in Nepal
Jit is an role model for his fellow farmers. He shows farmers what’s possible when you go organic.
Lessons from the potato field: We need farmers’ knowledge
One of the most valuable resources available to farmers is simple yet often overlooked: other farmers.
Recipe for regeneration in Honduras
Then and now: for more than a decade, Isidora Garcia has been doing amazing work around sustainable agriculture in her community.